Emily Winter (she/hers) is an unlicensed psychologist working towards her licensure at Sasco River Center. She is an assistant professor at Touro University’s clinical psychology PsyD program where she teaches courses in evidenced-based therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents, cognitive assessment, and pediatric health.
Dr. Winter is a nationally and Connecticut state-certified school psychologist with a Ph.D. in educational psychology, specialization in school psychology, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Winter received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Connecticut College with a degree in psychology. She received her master’s degree and sixth-year certificate in school psychology with Alpha Sigma Nu honors from Fairfield University. Emily completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Green Chimneys, a therapeutic day school and residential treatment center for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health diagnoses. She has worked and interned in various settings across Connecticut serving children, adolescents, and their families, including Silver Hill Hospital, public schools, alternative outplacement schools, and residential treatment facilities.
Dr. Winter works with children, adolescents, and their families, to guide them through the psychoeducational assessment process. Her assessments have supported the IEP or 504 processes to help students learn and achieve to their greatest capacity. Emily takes a strengths-based, holistic approach in her assessment practice, striving to help families navigate a path forward with tailored recommendations to bolster not only areas of vulnerabilities, but also to hone the child’s successes and strengths.
Operating from a scientist-practitioner training model, Emily is also actively involved in research. Her Pediatric Mind-Body Health lab at Touro University broaches the topics of mind-body health, cognitive assessment, as well as body image, eating disorders, and weight-based bias. Her active involvement in research drives her quest for knowledge and fuels her ability to stay well versed in the practice literature and provide clients with up-to-date research and interventions.